Rebecca Mullane

Rebecca R. Mullane

Ph.D. Student

Curriculum Vitae: PDF (145kb)


M.A., Communication, UW-Milwaukee; Certificate in Mediation & Negotiation, 2008
B.S., Communication Technology Management, Emphasis in Public Relations; Minor in Business, UW-Platteville, 2004

Focus of Graduate Studies:

Doctoral student in interpersonal communication with an emphasis on higher education.

Research Interests:

My research focuses on interpersonal relationships within higher education. I am currently looking at learning communities and how communication plays a role in the success and retention of these students.

Teaching Experience:

Full-time Communication Faculty Member in the General Education Department at Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC).

  • Oral & Interpersonal Communication
  • Occupational Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Technical Writing
  • Intro to College Writing
  • College Success

Adjunct Teaching Interpersonal Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan and the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc.

Professional Experience:

Associate Director – Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI
Student Success Coordinator – University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan, Sheboygan, WI
Associate Director – Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI Admissions Specialist – University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, Waukesha, WI

Recent Publications:

Burrell, N., Mullane, R., Timmerman, L., & Allen, M. (in press). Victim offender mediation: An analysis of outcomes. In N. Burrell, M. Allen, B. Gayle, & R. Preiss (Eds.), Conflict resolution research: Advances through meta-analysis. Mahwah, NJ: Routledge.

Conferences Presentations:

Mullane, R. (2011, November). Improving communication between students and academic advisors to increase student success. Paper to be presented at the National Communication Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Mullane, R. & Gonnering, R. (2011, November). Training student employees to effectively apply customer service principles to their positions of employment in higher education. Paper to be presented at the National Communication Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.